Exploring the Rationales Expressed for Including a CSR Position to the Top Management Team

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    Abstrakt

    Recently, a number of positions with corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the position title have been introduced to the top management teams (TMTs) of some of the world’s largest corporations. I explore this phenomenon. I revisit 10 such positions identified in a previous study to add a longitudinal aspect. I then focus on three case companies from within this selection- H&M, Mattel, and Storebrand- whereby I employ the Weberian distinction between formal and substantive rationality to identify the rationales expressed by members of these TMTs for including a CSR position to the TMT. This Weberian distinction serves as a useful
    means through which to identify and describe tensions that become apparent when the CSR agenda is considered. Additionally, I show the CSR TMT position may indicate the establishment of a “CSR bureaucracy” within these case companies where the CSR TMT position represents the “office holder” at the top of the corporation’s CSR bureaucracy.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2012
    Antal sider34
    StatusUdgivet - 2012
    BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012: The Informal Economy - Boston, USA
    Varighed: 3 aug. 20127 aug. 2012
    Konferencens nummer: 72
    http://annualmeeting.aomonline.org/2012/

    Konference

    KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012
    Nummer72
    LandUSA
    ByBoston
    Periode03/08/201207/08/2012
    AndetThe Informal Economy
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